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El Hostal Reviews

1ra. Avenida Sur No. 8, Antigua, Guatemala

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93%

Rating
767 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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100%

El Hostal was super safe , friendly and a great deal! We will definitely stay here again!

  • 18th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

A good hostel in general. in terms of details here ate the pros and cons: +real decent breakfast (unlike many other hostels that give you just basic fruit bfast.) +larg lockers under beds make it very easy to store your things close by. -disappointed that drinking water is not free (1 quetzal/refill) -would be an improvement to offer free coffee like many other hostels.


100%

I spent about 2 and a half weeks in total at El Hostal in both privates and dorm while I was in Antigua learning Spanish and absolutely loved my stay there. The owners and their staff are all locals and are all super friendly and helpful and were great with helping me practice my Spanish. I've stayed in a lot of hostels and the included breakfast is probably the best I've had in any. Definitely not a party hostel, but one with a cool, welcoming vibe. Muchas gracias por todo, Eric


100%

Couldn't be happier here. Great people. Amazing breakfasts. Clean. Secure. Excellent location. Helped me plan the rest of my time in Gautemala. Thanks to all staff there. My favourite hostel in this trip


100%

As close to perfect as a hostel can be. The staff are fantastic, incredibly helpful and very friendly. If you need to book a shuttle or tour to anywhere in Central America you can. Purefied water for refills is in tanks around the hostel. It's also spotlessly clean. It's located perfectly if you want to head around the sights of the town, near to some great restaurants and bars (also has a nice courtyard bar of its own) but also quiet at night for sleeping. And the free breakfast is OUTSTANDING!


94%

A little bit over rated and over valued for money, though a good atmosphere in a historical building and a very good breakfast.


91%

Clean and nice. This hostel is definitely on the more quite side, but not super boring! There's a good common area with comfy couches and a cute little bar. Perfect for people wanting something a little more quiet but not a hostel where you don't see anyone! It's really clean, wifi works, dorms are comfortable and has hot water. It's Q90 a night which seems expensive but includes a really yummy breakfast! It's hard to find a cheap breakfast in Antigua so I think it's definitely worth it!


91%

Brilliant breakfast. Very chilled. Very comfortable. Great hot showers.


91%

I love this hostel. Bit more expensive than some others but worth it!! Great free cooked breakfast ( with choices!). Really hot showers, beds made daily even in dorms, heaps of lockers and super clean. Highly recommend!!


100%

This hostel is great. One of the best I've stayed in. The included breakfast is delicious with quite a few options, made to order. The name the beds everyday and the hostel is super clean. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Be forewarned that the dorms at the front are right across the street from a bar that has live music every night so it can be pretty loud. Request a dorm towards the back if that will be a problem for you.


100%

There's a great vibe here. Very chilled out with some friendly people. Close to bars and restaurants. Has its own bar with happy hour also. A little noisy in the rooms at times, but overall a nice stay and would come back.


100%

The kindest hostel staff I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. The space is warm and welcoming, the rooms and bathrooms are squeaky clean, and the security is top notch. You feel comfortable and at home right away at El Hostal.


100%

Amazing staff, thanks for everything


91%

Very nice hostel. Would definitely recommend it! Good food, good atmosphere, good facilities.


91%

Solid hostel with fantastic free breakfast. Nice common area to lounge around and meet people. Definitely cheaper options in Antigua, but El Hostal has everything you need in a great location. Staff are super helpful for arranging day trips and onward transportation.


86%

Great place overall. A bit expensive, but the atmosphere and staff are really good.

  • 31st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Best breakfast of any hostel that we have stayed in and a super sweet staff. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • 29th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • American Samoa
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Staff is incredibly helpful and have a very personal treatment. Great free breakfast, clean facilities, cozy courtyard. This hostel has it all!


100%

My stay at El Hostal was amazing! The staff was nice, fun, and helpful and the breakfast was also delicious. A very chill and inviting atmosphere.

  • 27th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff was very nice and helpful, especially Marina! The food was great, the atmosphere was very relaxing, and the experience was overall just what we were looking for in a vacation.

  • 27th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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